If minimalism can ever be present in photography, then the work of Matthias Heiderich accomplishes it perfectly by offering scenarios that are beautiful in their peacefulness and quietness. A self-taught Berlin photographer in whose work the only human present is (usually) the viewer itself, Mathias travels with the same ease from bright urban settings to more mysterious landscapes.
One of his most recent works is the series Excursus: The Mountains. Shot in sepia tones it takes us to snowy, foggy sceneries where the sky’s limits are blurred, creating images that seem simple in their language but that result in an arresting visual experience.
Lost in the middle of nowhere, the viewer finds no clue of others like him, except for one photograph in the series in which miniscule houses can be found at the bottom of a valley, what in fact underlines a feeling of a pervading serene solitude.
Born in 1982, Matthias has already showed his work extensively in Berlin and is continuously featured in many different blogs. We show here only a small part of his efforts and most certainly hope that you are left as fascinated as we did.
Words by: Vanessa Nunes
Photography by: Matthias Heiderich